Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Tune for Tuesday

Sometimes I just like to rummage around in the library's collection of CDs. I found a "Greatest Hits" CD from Kathy Mattea. I love this song. It's old, been out since 1987, but it doesn't get old.



Here are the words:
(Paul Nelson/Gene Nelson)
Charlie's got a gold watch
Don't seem like a whole lot
After thirty years of drivin'
Up and down the interstate
But Charlie's had a good life
And Charlie's got a good wife
And after tonight she'll no longer
Be countin' the days
Eighteen wheels and a dozen roses
Ten more miles on his four day run
A few more songs from the all night radio
Then he'll spend the rest of his life
With the one that he loves
They'll buy a Winnebago
Set out to find America
They'll do a lot of catchin' up
A little at a time
With pieces of the old dream
They're gonna light the old flame
Doin' what they please
Leavin' every other reason behind
Eighteen wheels and a dozen roses
Ten more miles on his four day run
A few more songs from the all night radio
Then he'll spend the rest of his life
With the one that he loves
The Observer is revealed as an old softy again...

2 comments:

Ann T. said...

Dear The Observer,
Wow, I missed this one. And awwwww.

Ann T.

the observer said...

Ann T:
Yup, a mushy one. Great music too. Kathy Mattea is an underrated artist.

Thanks for listening in!

The Observer